The Queen was back to business as she carried out her first public engagementoutside of a royal residence since the coronavirus pandemic gripped thenation. The 94-year-old monarch was joined by her grandson the Duke ofCambridge at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at PortonDown near Salisbury, meeting scientists providing vital support in the UK’sresponse to the Covid-19 outbreak. She ventured from HMS Bubble – the nicknamefor her reduced household of staff – for what was her first externalengagement in seven months. The Queen was on good form as she quipped whilesigning the guest book: “Well it proves we’ve been here, doesn’t it?”
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The Queen has returned to Windsor Castle after her stay at Sandringham, whilethe Duke of Edinburgh has remained on the Norfolk estate. Buckingham Palaceconfirmed the monarch, 94, has arrived at the Berkshire royal residence, whereshe retreated in March for her safety ahead of lockdown. Philip, 99, has spentmuch of his retirement so far at his cottage Wood Farm in the sanctuary of theSandringham estate.
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Queen Elizabeth has overseen fourteen Prime Ministers throughout her reign. Although the monarch is politically neutral, she develops strong relationships with those at the head of the government. Report by Mooresn. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday congratulated entrants to Hold Still, a photography project launched by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to capture a snapshot of the nation in coronavirus lockdown.
Minister of Armed Forces of France, Florence Parly arrived in Delhi on September 10. She is the chief guest for Rafale induction ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will formally induct five Rafale fighter aircraft into Indian Air Force today.
A Hurricane and three Spitfires carry out a flypast to mark the 80thanniversary of the Battle of Britain after a memorial service at WestminsterAbbey. This year’s service, which is the venue’s first since lockdown, sawattendance significantly reduced and social distancing measures in place for79 invited guests. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among the guests at theservice, as well Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Marshal of the Royal AirForce Lord Stirrup, representing the Prince of Wales.
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The last surviving example of a Blackburn Beverley transport plane is to go toauction this weekend along with the contents of the former Fort Paull museum.In total, 49 of the aircraft were produced, with the last one beingmanufactured in 1958, and final retirement from RAF service was in 1967.
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The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has assembled with acarrier strike group for the first time. The 65,000 tonne warship is at thecentre of the group which is made up of a total of nine ships, 15 fighterjets, 11 helicopters and 3,000 personnel from the UK, US and the Netherlands.
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Indian Navy's decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat on Saturday set sail for the last time, on way to Alang in Gujarat, where it will be broken down and sold as scrap. The aircraft carrier served the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in March 2017. It had served in the UK's Royal Navy as HMS Hermes and was named INS Viraat after being inducted in the Indian Navy in 1987. There were attempts to convert 'Viraat' into a museum or a restaurant, but none of the plans fructified. Under the Indian flag, Viraat played a crucial role in military operations such as Operation Jupiter, Operation Parakram and Operation Vijay.
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Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has postponed its sailing fromPortsmouth Naval Base after a number of crew tested positive for Covid-19. The£3 billion warship was set to leave Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Mondayafternoon for training exercises but the departure was put on hold at the lastmoment.
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Major Adam Champion, officer commanding C Squadron, Trooper Daniel Higham,Trooper Danny Cuthbert, Lieutenant Alex Humphries and Trooper Troy Clark speakabout returning to combat exercises in a "bubble". British Army regiments areoperating in coronavirus bubbles after spending lockdown providing civilianswith Covid-19 tests. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards will spend around threeweeks at Kirkcudbright Training Centre near Dumfries taking part in live-firing exercises. Over acres of farmland, around 250 soldiers are planning andexecuting operations under stringent new safety procedures to prevent thespread of the virus. Soldiers are arranged in household groups of 10 to 15people within larger cohorts, and avoid contact with other squadrons.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new postcode checker to help people in Scotland better understand the Covid restrictions in their region.
She also outlined the new five-tier alert system, explaining levels one and three resemble various restrictions that have been in place in the country since summer and level four would only be implemented if absolutely necessary. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Sarah Cooper’s new show proves she’s more than just a Trump lip-sync artist.
The show sees her play a news anchor hosting a surreal TV show called Everything’s Fine.
Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is on Netflix from October 27.
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The EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is to continue post-Brexit trade talks with Lord David Frost in London.
The UK left the EU on January 31st but has continued to follow EU rules throughout the transition period while a trade agreement is agreed. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Baroness Doreen Lawrence says it was "interesting and important" to hear from black, Asian and ethnic minorities about the impact the Covid pandemic has had on them.
A Labour report has found the virus "thrived" among these communities because of structural race discrimination. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Queen Elizabeth video called with members of the Armed Forces to hear about their vital work that continues for the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force at home and overseas. Her Majesty also..